There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:
- African American
But those are only the major races, there’s a whole bunch of other races people are interested in knowing about.
And today, we are going to look at the percent of the population in Louisiana that are Native American.
Native Americans are not a major portion of the current American Population, but they are still very important.
There are now over 2 million people who identify as Native American living in America, making up .65% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Native American population in Louisiana is 24,762 – at 0.5% of the total population of Louisiana.
So, what how does the Native American population stratify across Louisiana? Which cities and towns in Louisiana have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?
Which city in Louisiana had the largest Native American population?
Houma took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Louisiana for 2019. 4.44% of Houma identify as Native American.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Louisiana ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
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How We Determined The Cities In Louisiana With The Largest Native American Population For 2019
We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Louisiana.
That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2013-2017 American Community Survey data from the US Census.
Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:
- Hispanic or Latino
- White alone*
- Black or African American alone*
- American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
- Asian alone*
- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
- Some other race alone*
- Two or more races*
Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as American Indian and Alaska Native alone.
We limited our analysis to places with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 61 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 4.44% to 0.0%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of American Indian and Alaska Native population with a higher score being more American Indian and Alaska Native than a lower score. Houma took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Zachary was the least Native American city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Louisiana ranked by population of American Indian and Alaska Native residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.
Houma is the largest city in and the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, and the largest principal city of the Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city’s powers of government have been absorbed by the parish, which is now run by the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government. The population was 33,727 at the 2010 census, an increase of 1,334 over the 2000 tabulation of 32,393.
Westwego is a city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 8,534 at the 2010 census. It lies along the west bank of the Mississippi River.
Marksville is a small city in and the parish seat of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 5,702 at the 2010 census, an increase of 165 over the 2000 tabulation of 5,537.
Denham Springs is a city in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The 2010 census placed the population at 10,215, up from 8,757 at the 2000 census. The city is the largest area of commercial and residential development in Livingston Parish. As of the 2010 census, Denham Springs and Walker are the only parish municipalities classified as cities.
DeRidder is a small city in and the parish seat of Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, United States. A small portion of the city extends into Vernon Parish. As of the 2010 census DeRidder had a population of 10,578. It is the smaller principal city of the Fort Polk South-DeRidder CSA, a Combined Statistical Area that includes the Fort Polk South and DeRidder micropolitan areas, which had a combined population of 87,988 at the 2010 census.
Walker is a city in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 6,138 at the 2010 census.
Jennings is a city in and the parish seat of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, United States, near Lake Charles. The population was 10,383 at the 2010 census, a small decline from the 2000 tabulation. The city is 68 percent white.
There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Louisiana
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Louisiana according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Louisiana:
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What Are The Most Native American Places In Louisiana?
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